The toxic chemicals lurking on nearly all military bases nationwide are perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS or "forever chemicals," whose source is firefighters using AFFF regularly to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires.
They are persistent contaminants, as some break down in the environment within over a thousand years.
PFOA and PFOS are the most harmful chemicals from the PFAS group, as they have a strong association with several different cancers. Even low-dose exposure to these dangerous substances can cause a serious, life-threatening disease.
However, in addition to PFAS, there are other toxic chemicals present on military bases as a result of the activity of servicemembers, including:
These chemicals are highly toxic, and their persistence and accumulation within the body should be a cause for concern among veterans and family members who spent time at military bases. If you experience any unusual symptoms, we advise you to seek medical assistance immediately, as you might have developed a disease related to toxic exposure.
In the regrettable event that you have a diagnosis, we encourage you to give us a call and have your case evaluated, as you might be entitled to financial compensation for your physical and emotional distress.
Atraxia Law has over 35 years of experience in assessing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, so if you are a veteran or a family member of one injured by military toxic exposure, do not hesitate to contact us. Following a comprehensive review of your case, we will be able to tell you whether you are eligible to file a claim. If you are, we will promptly direct you toward a reputable, specialized attorney to have your claim filed.